Javier, a new tropical storm, is developing; track its progress

Tropical Storm Javier has formed in the Pacific Ocean and its trajectory can be followed live to verify if it represents a risk for Mexico.

Javier, a new tropical storm, is developing; track its progress
It looks like a tropical storm named Javier is developing; keep up with its progress. Credit: Windy

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) announced that at 4:00 a.m. tropical storm Javier formed in the Pacific Ocean, 380 kilometers (km) south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur; where to watch its trajectory live? According to the agency, Javier has maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (km/h), gusts of 85 km/h, and is moving towards the northwest at 17 km/h.

The tropical storm's cloud bands will cause very heavy to intense rains in Baja California Sur, as well as heavy rainfall in Durango, Sinaloa, Nayarit, and Jalisco. Due to the advance of tropical storm Javier in the Pacific, swells of two to four meters are expected on the coast of Baja California Sur, and of one to three meters in Sinaloa, Nayarit and Jalisco, according to the SMN.

The rains generated by Javier could "increase the level of rivers and streams, and cause overflows and flooding in areas of Durango, Sinaloa, Nayarit, and Jalisco," the agency said.

Where to watch Javier's trajectory live?

The tropical storm will advance parallel to the coasts of Mexico and is not expected to make landfall, according to the trajectory forecasts made by the SMN. It is possible to follow its trajectory live, to locate where its center is located as it gradually moves away from the Gulf of California, where it will leave rains in the coming hours.

The National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC) pointed out that Javier was formed from tropical depression "Eleven-E" and its cloud bands are expected to leave rainfall in several states of the country. So far, Civil Protection maintains the blue alert of very low danger, due to the proximity of the tropical storm to the center and south of Baja California Sur, where heavy to intense rainfall is expected.

Tropical Storm Danielle formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, September 1, and is located more than 4,000 kilometers from Quintana Roo, so it does not represent any danger to Mexico.